Quebecor Inc.

Quebecor Inc.
Levy Restaurants Inc.

Levy Restaurants Inc.

February 03, 2015 13:00 ET

Sports & Entertainment Group Selects Levy Restaurants as Partner to Build Fan Experience at New Quebec City Arena

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 3, 2015) - Benoît Robert, President and CEO of Quebecor Media Sports & Entertainment Group, today announced a strategic partnership with Levy Restaurants at the new Québec City Arena, with an emphasis on building a world class experience with a local food and beverage program. The partnership is effective immediately and the arena is scheduled to open on September 15, 2015.

"Levy Restaurants is the undisputed North American leader in food, service and creating innovative guest experiences at sports and entertainment venues," said Benoît Robert. "Levy's entire team clearly demonstrated to us that they have the expertise to effectively manage very high customer volume, to provide precisely that for the 18,400 seat Arena, with special attention to quality, relevance and guest satisfaction."

Food service management at an arena is a complex operation that demands specialized expertise. During major events, the challenge is to prepare and serve thousands of meals and beverages, ranging from fast food to gourmet dishes, in less than two-and-a-half hours.

Quebecor's goal is to offer guests at the Québec City Arena a diverse, accessible menu that features Québec suppliers, highlighting local products and specialties with Québec-based concepts available in the Arena. Levy's operations will be led by a Québec City chef, and supported by a local leadership and service team.

"In all facets of the Arena's operations, Quebecor's priority is to work with the top experts in the field while maximizing the economic benefits for Québec businesses and providing the best possible customer experience," concluded Benoit Robert.

"We are excited to embark on this partnership with Quebecor," said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants. "This opportunity presents an exciting mission to build each aspect of the guest experience from the ground up, reflecting Québec City's distinct culture and tremendous community pride - especially when it comes to its food, arts and entertainment."

Working closely with Quebecor, Levy will help design a unique dining program for Québec fans, drawing on its refined restaurant roots and experience serving leading sports and entertainment venues in North America, including major market arenas such as Chicago's United Center, Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena, Los Angeles' STAPLES Center and New York's Barclays Center.

The addition of the Québec City Arena expands Levy's Canadian sports and entertainment presence as the company built the food and beverage program from scratch at a pair of new Canadian Football League venues: Ottawa's TD Place and Hamilton's Tim Horton's Stadium. Levy Restaurants operates both facilities.

About Levy Restaurants

Founded 1978, Levy has pioneered premium sports and entertainment dining and remains one of North America's fastest growing and most critically acclaimed restaurant companies. Named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports by Fast Company magazine, Levy's diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants and retail operations at convention centres, colleges and universities, and some hundred sports and entertainment venues including MLB ballparks and NBA / NHL arenas, such as the Pepsi Center in Denver, the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the Verizon Center in Washington, Chase Field in Phoenix, Phillips Arena in Atlanta, The Palace in Detroit, Amway Center in Orlando and Target Center in Minneapolis.

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About Quebecor Media Sports & Entertainment Group

Quebecor Media Sports & Entertainment Group produces, distributes and promotes diverse cultural and entertainment content featuring Québec and international talent. Sports & Entertainment Group is a fully integrated suite of companies dedicated to delivering the best possible customer experience: the Québec City Arena, Armada de Blainville-Boisbriand, Remparts de Québec, Gestev, Musicor and Select offer a wide variety of high-quality, multiplatform, convergent content, shows and sporting events.

About Quebecor

Quebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.

Quebecor (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is headquartered in Québec. It holds a 75.36% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs close to 14,000 people in Canada.

A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.

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